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(“The Professional Provoker”) is the Founder and President of Empowered Performance, LLC a worldwide management education and consulting firm. Michael has extensive international experience working with companies of varied sizes and industries helping them implement strategies to attain World-Class levels of performance. Michael has developed expertise in “Enterprise Excellence”, Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management (ERP/SCM), Lean (Toyota Production System), Team Building and Problem Solving, Six Sigma and Reengineering Business Processes. He is considered an expert in helping companies develop and implement Strategic Business Units and fast response customer service production units.

Why Do Improvement Projects Fail?

by mstickler on Friday, October 12, 2007 4:00 AM
I was sitting in a meeting with a number of executives and they were upset...

Efficiency...Why bother?

by mstickler on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:00 PM
If you only measure efficiency in your production area you are missing two other very critical areas...


by mstickler on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:00 PM
Well we are continuing to make progress on the site. It seemed like it should only take a few days but Keith has been at it for two weeks and there is still lots to do. We have a number of new capabilities, this blog; my book (Observations, Rants and Not So Deep Thoughts) is available on line to download, and an online Business/Manufacturing Dictionary. Please keep checking back.

Two Rules

by mstickler on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:00 PM
During a meeting with a client a few days ago, I was asked, Mike, based on your experience, what is the most important thing we could do to insure long term success. I have always answered this question with the “Two Rules”.

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